DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 225,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. The United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state, district and international departments of education authorize DECA’s programs.
Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA’s comprehensive learning program Integrates into Classroom Instruction, Applies Learning, Connects to Business and Promotes Competition.
Through these principles, DECA prepares the next generation to be:
- Academically Prepared
- Community Oriented
- Professionally Responsible
- Experienced Leaders
In its first year of operation, Temple University DECA was awarded the Executive Leadership Passport Award. The Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program encourages local chapters and individual members to plan activities and participate in events that enhance the experiences of members. The leadership passport rewards action taken by members and chapters that build personal and professional skill sets focused around the organization’s four attributes and values: competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Members and chapters earning the various levels of passport success will be recognized at the International Career Development Conference.
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